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'Chennai Express' barrels into fun


August 10, 2013


Chennai Express
Director Rohit Shetty's latest is another in a line of amped entertainers—a big pow of color, music, and action. The film's star, Shahrukh Khan, is hilarious as hapless and sidesplitting when scared witless. And in love, well, is anyone ever more affecting? The diminutive actor even manages to be a convincing tough guy when called upon. Khan is working hard here for laughs, but clearly having fun doing it. He doesn't turn his Common Man role into a shtick and his character, Rahul, feels authentic. Khan keeps the superstar that he is at bay, while still making Rahul pop with loads of adorable personality. (more)
 

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